Box & Charnock has boosted its green credentials by achieving ISO 14001, the internationally recognised environmental management system which helps businesses improve their environmental performance through a more efficient use of resources and a reduction in waste.
ISO 14001:2004 was first introduced in 1996 as a British Standard and requires organisations to have an environmental policy and action plan in place to manage their impact on their environment. As part of the accreditation process, an independent assessment of Box & Charnock’s operations was conducted by the leading Certification Body, the British Assessment Bureau. Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress is being maintained.
Steve Box, joint managing director, Box & Charnock explained, “The whole process of preparing the business for accreditation was an opportunity for us to review current environmental practices and identify areas for improvement.
“As a result we have an environmentally engaged workforce who pulled together to streamline systems across all areas of the business. We set targets to minimise both our energy use within head office and the CO2 emissions of our fleet of vehicles amongst other things.”
“Gaining ISO 14001 accreditation improves our ‘green’ reputation and gives us a real competitive and financial advantage through improved operating efficiencies and reduced costs. Customers can rest assured that not only are we compliant with current regulatory requirements but that we are also prepared for any future changes in environmental legislation too.”
Well done team B&C!